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“Always a Memorable Dining Experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gathemann

Gathemann
175 Independence Avenue, Windhoek, Namibia
011/264-61-223-853
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Ranked #2 of 82 Restaurants in Windhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Windhoek, Namibia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Always a Memorable Dining Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

As a regular patron for over twenty years, I have never had a bad experience. Gathemann is the closest you will get to a fine dining experience in Windhoek, the menu is interesting and the daily "specials" are enough to provoke thr most jaded palate. The presentation of the food is perfect and the taste is always superb. Mr. Gamma will always go out of his way to serve something special if you request a change to the menu. His set Christmas Eve Dinner is an institution and something very special. The wine list is provocative. All this and and a wonderful atmosphere. One last thing! - the service is professional and pleasant.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Windhoek, Windhoek, Namibia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Simply the Best!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Besides the relaxing and clean ambience and good smell upon entering the restaurant, we are always greeted with a smile coming form the kitchen (which is open and I just love peeping into the kitchens to see the vibe, the working together) and what they are creating! The Chef's choice is to be recommended, the owner, URS GAMMA and chef "plays" with local products, also using local products form small organic farmers! Way to GO!!!!

The wine selection is really great, Gathemann again supports the smaller winemakers, bringing interesting and fascinating bouquets to our noses and palettes! MMMMM, anytime is a good time for a meal at GATHEMANN's!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great evening out in the City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

If you are staying in the Windhoek City Centre this is a great choice for dinner - walking distance from the Kalahari Sands and Hilton Hotels, this restaurant offers quality food and great ambience.
Housed in a beautifully restored and decorated old building, the menu is varied but not so extensive that it takes hours to read.

Our waitron was professional and knowledgeable and persuaded us to try the specials by describing them in detail and even showing us the amazing fresh mushrooms available that evening.

Portions are generous but not overpowering and the dessert trio of home made ice creams was a sublime end to a delicious meal.

Prices are high for Windhoek and the special wines list made me blanch a bit, but more rsonably priced wines are also available.

Billing themselves as a "Traditional Food" restaurant is a bit misleading - while some German dishes are available, the menu is cosmopolitan and modern and plating is sophisticated.

Another drawback is that there is no parking - take a taxi if you can't walk.

All in all, a lovely evening sitting on the balcony, watching swallows wheel against the sky as the city quietened down for the weekend.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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215 reviews 215 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 93 cities Reviews in 93 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Upmarket, very good food and setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Very nice place to have dinner, great food and nice setting. Together with Nice this is one of the top places for dinner. Classy, relaxing and upmarket, we can recommend it!

Visited January 2014
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Sandton, South Africa
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Very pleased”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Good service, sitting on the veranda and enjoy a tasty lunch or eating there at dinner time. The food is typical Namibian with lot's of venison on the menu.

Visited December 2013
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